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Northern Arizona University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5,012 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 343 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

41% Women
59% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Big Sky Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $110,131)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,643)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 86 94 Yes -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Football 89 - Yes -
Golf - 8 - -
Soccer - 34 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 31 - -
Tennis 8 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Baseball - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.3%
Hispanic 14.2%
Non-resident alien 2.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.5%
Two or more races 1.2%
White/non-Hispanic 69.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 164
Liquor Law Violation 239
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 77

Notable Alumni

  • Clarence Moore (Class of '04), NFL player
  • Diana Gabaldon (Class of'73), Bestselling novelist
  • J.S. Cardone (Class of '69), Screenwriter and filmmaker
  • Mark Thatcher (Class of '80), CEO and founder of Teva Sport Sandals
  • R. Carlos Nakai (Class of '79), Grammy-nominated musician
  • Rick Renzi (Class of '80), Arizona congressman
  • Thomas P. Smith (Class of '91), President and director of Taser International
  • Steve Altman (Class of '83), President of Qualcomm
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Renee from Tucson, AZ
  • 4
  • The dorm life is honestly really fun to be in because you get to know the people in the freshman halls, but not so much in the upper class dorms.…

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  • Victoria from AZ
  • 3
  • Dorm life is currently quite crowded, but should improve as more dorms and parking lots (which are currently under construction) are finished. …

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Jess
  • I am a current student here

    First years are required to have an on-campus meal plan. During my first year, the dining options seemed exciting and vast. However, as the year began to end, I quickly became sick of the options on campus. I also began to realize how unhealthy many of the food options truly are. Most dining options are either fast food chains or very sugary foods. Additionally, as a person that grew up with diverse multicultural foods, the campus food was terrible in trying to provide delicious traditional food options of anything that isn't American. After living off of the campus food for two years, I am excited to no longer be restricted to limited, unhealthy food that I have already been entirely sick of for a long while.

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  • 2
  • Caitlyn - Flagstaff, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    If you, like me, have any allergies or intolerances you will get tired of the food selections here FAST. I don't appreciate being forced to get a meal plan as a freshman in the dorms. Also, the food on campus is over priced.

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  • 4
  • Ethan from Phoenix, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    Some of the best dinning options offered by any college I have visited. Also there are many great local options if you want to explore the surrounding area of the college.

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  • 4
  • Incoming student from Phoenix, AZ
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafeteria is located centrally and there are lots of options to chose from. There are fast food places along with the cafeteria food. Trust me, food in college is way better than in high school.

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  • 4
  • from Tolleson, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    There are lots of options like Pizza Hut, Denny's, Cobrizo, Jamba Juice, etc. Meal plans are the best option.

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  • 4
  • Jamie from Longmont, CO
  • I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of places to eat on campus. They have options for special dietary needs and preferences (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). The food tastes good overall. Though I recommend steering clear of the meat at the all-you-care-to-eat places, unless you know its fresh.

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  • 4
  • Steve from Flagstaff, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    NAU has an excellent variety of food on campus. They have something for everyone. My personal favorite is The Coupe

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Caitlyn - Flagstaff, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life seems active enough and has its own dorm. I haven't seen much of it, though, because I'm not really interested in it. I've had friends join different sororities and they all love it!

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  • 0
  • Steve from Flagstaff, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    The schools say that it's anti-hazing but they don't monitor it as much as I feel they should. I got hazed pretty bad so I would highly advise against rushing here. I eventually came out to an official about this but It didn't seem to matter.

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  • 0
  • Imani from Upland, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There is a big presence of greek life here. We have many fraternities and sororities on campus open to anyone!

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  • 0
  • Baream from Tempe, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    The university is best known for its main Flagstaff campus, but also offers classes at 34 satellite locations across the state. NAU has nationally-ranked graduate programs in education, history, nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and biological sciences, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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  • 0
  • Greene from SD
  • I am a current student here

    NAU's campus has the traditional Greek life such as Delta Delta Delta and Chi Omega, but soon to be on campus will be historically black sororities. This kind of diversity in Greek life is really amazing and awe-inspiring for several of the students here at NAU.

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  • 0
  • joshua from tucson, az
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i can't really say, since i haven't taken an interest in the greek life. i hear it's good though.

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  • 0
  • alexis
  • I am a current student here

    The greek life people tried to recruit me haha but its just not my thing. But from what I've observed they are really friendly, and a lot of them like to do community service work.

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